The One Design that Seems to Escape our World

Ephesians 5:21-33

Genesis 1:1-2:3

  1. God’s design for creation was:
    1. Light and dark
    2. Heaven and earth
    3. Water and land
    4. Life
    5. Rest
  2. God’s design for forgiveness of sin is blood sacrifice
    1. Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21)
    2. People of Israel (Leviticus 4:27-29)
    3. Jesus (Hebrews 9:11-12,22)
  3. God’s design for believers is:
    1. Confess with our mouth (Exodus 24:3;Romans 10:9-10)
    2. Believe in our heart (John 3:16)
    3. Repent (2 Chronicles 7:14;Acts 2:38)
    4. Unity (Genesis 17:10;Jeremiah 32:38;Romans 6:5)
  4. God’s design for marriage is:
    1. Submission (Ephesians 5:21-24)
    2. Love (Ephesians 5:25-31)
      1. Genesis 2:24
    3. Respect (Ephesians 5:32-33)
  5. God’s design for the church is:
    1. Submission (Ephesians 5:24)
    2. Love (Ephesians 5:25)

God’s design for marriage is the same today as it was in the beginning.  And just as we experience the world and life and salvation as He designed it, we should honor and enjoy marriage the way He designed it.